Telford Borough is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the office hours for the Borough office?

The Telford Borough office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please note the holiday schedule below for days that the office will be closed.


Which holidays will the Borough observe in 2019?

New Year's Day - January 1, 2019

Presidents' Day - February 18, 2019

Good Friday - April 19, 2019

Memorial Day - May 27, 2019

Independence Day - July 4, 2019

Labor Day - September 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Observed - November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Holiday Observed - December 23, 2019 (Close at 12:00 pm), December 24 & 25, 2019


What do I need to do if I'm selling my home?

A Use and Occupancy Permit is required prior to the sale of residential or commercial properties, or prior to a change of ownership. The purpose of this permit is to verify that the current or proposed use of the property complies with Zoning and Building Codes.

An inspection of your property is required and should be completed 30 days prior to the scheduled settlement/change of ownership to provide time to address any problems. Of particular concern are the condition of curb and sidewalk and the closure of cellar drains. A checklist is available at the Borough Office. There is a fee of $50.00 for residential and $75.00 for commercial properties.

Telford Borough Use & Occupancy Application

Telford Borough Use & Occupancy Inspection Checklist


What if I have rental property?

Landlords are required to furnish the names of tenants living in their rental properties. Any changes in tenants are to be reported within ten days after the change in occupancy. The form is available at the Borough Office or may be printed from the link below:

Landlord Tenant Change/Update Form


Where does voting take place?

WARD #1 – NEW FOR NOVEMBER, 2018 - Bucks County Residents vote at the Telford Borough Community Building, located at 125 South Hamilton Street.

WARD #2 – Montgomery County Residents vote at the Telford Fire House located at W. Broad Street & Fourth Street.


What maintenance is required for a property in Telford Borough?

FENCES - Should not exceed 6 ft in height. Corner lots require special consideration to avoid blocking visibility at intersections.

GRASS - Regular mowing required so as not to exceed six inches.

RECYCLING / TRASH REMOVAL - Residents are required to recycle. Property owners are responsible for the removal of trash and recyclables through a trash hauler of their choice.

SNOW REMOVAL - Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after cessation of snow. Clear a path of at least 30 inches wide.

SUMP PUMPS - Sump pumps cannot be discharged to sanitary sewer.

TREES / SHRUBS - Trees must be trimmed to a height of 8 feet over sidewalks and away from street signs and stop signs. Shrubbery must be trimmed to avoid overhanging onto sidewalks.

CURB / SIDEWALK - Property owners are responsible for the construction or replacement of curb and sidewalk. Deteriorated curb and sidewalk will be required to be replaced prior to any scheduled road reconstruction projects.


What do I need a permit for?

  • Curb and Sidewalk
  • New construction or alternations to a building
  • Plumbing
  • Sale of your home or change of ownership (Use & Occupancy Permit)
  • Signs
  • Decks
  • All pools
  • Solicitation in the Borough
  • Electrical
  • Heating/Air conditioning
  • Fences
  • Sheds
  • Roof

Permits are not required for siding or replacement windows.


How do you prevent water pollution?

Car Wash Flier w/ Stencil

Flier to Contractors about E&S

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy









122 Penn Avenue, Telford, PA 18969 | Phone: 215-723-5000 | Fax: 215-723-5328
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